Judge Hall Keeps Status Quo on PRC Boundaries

Albuquerque Journal - Democrats will continue to have a chance at winning four of the five seats on New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency under a redistricting plan approved Wednesday by a state district judge.
Two Republicans, two Democrats and an independent currently sit on the PRC, which regulates utilities, telecommunications, insurance and motor carriers such as ambulances. Retired state District Judge James Hall adopted a redistricting proposal advocated by a group of Democrats and minority voters, including Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas of Albuquerque. The plan preserves most of the state’s geographical divisions currently found in PRC districts. Brian Sanderoff, a redistricting consultant for the Legislature, described it as a “status quo-oriented plan.” Read full story here: (subscription required) News New Mexico



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